Molecular genetics facilities and training for UK researchers


The NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility – Sheffield (NBAF-S) aims to make state-of-the-art molecular genetics facilities and training available to the UK community in the science areas that fall under the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

To date, the main call on the Facility is for the development and application of genetic markers for use in population genetics and behavioural ecology. The service is based on a well-proven arrangement, in which researchers visit the laboratory to complete their own analyses under the supervision of someone experienced in the required technology.

In most cases, the majority of the bench work will be carried out by visitors to the Facility under the supervision of Facility staff. Training will be provided, as appropriate. Facility staff will carry out those procedures that require a high level of training, such as the preparation of enriched microsatellite libraries, and may complete some smaller projects in their entirety.

For more information on technical expertise and available equipment, please click here. We also have Sheffield-specific Frequently Asked Questions.

If you would like any more details or wish to make informal enquiries regarding the feasibility of your application please email the Facility Manager Dr Deborah Dawson.


NBAF-Sheffield webpage.